Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 18: 20-32                                                 
Colossians 2: 12-14                                                       
Luke 11: 1-13


Pastor:    Fr. Chris Sherren

Associate Pastor:    Fr. Ashok Veerabathina


Office Manager:   Lucia Cameron

Catechetic Ministry:   Theresa Johnston  

Pastoral Council:    JoAnne Perry

 Property/Finance:    Rod MacKinnon


Liturgical Schedule

Monday        12:10pm     Howard Martin

Tuesday        12:10pm     Daniel MacDonald     

Wednesday  12:10pm     Eleanor Barlow

Thursday       7:00pm     Marguerite Richard

Friday            9:00am      John O’Connor

9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament        

Saturday        9:00am     Deceased K of C Members

4:30pm   Messe Français

7:00pm    Anniversary Mass …  Evelyn Peters, Florence & John J. White, Clara & Urbain Gallant.                                                        

Sunday          9:00am  &  10:30am


Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel   or call 436-4911.  Baptism preparation held  3rd Tuesday of month, 7pm, Parish Centre.                                      

St. Paul’s Prayer Group … Tuesdays in Parish Centre main hall, 7:00 pm preceded by Rosary. All are welcome!   

Prayer Line … to have prayers said for family/friends experiencing health problems, call 436-5039 or 436-6135.    

St. Peregrine Mass (Patron Saint of cancer & other serious illnesses) … every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm followed by a blessing with the St. Peregrine oil.              

Catholic Women’s League … first Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the main hall.                                 

Provincial C.W.L. …                         

Militia Immaculata (MI) … meets 2nd Saturday of each month, Boardroom, after 9:00am Mass.  Everyone welcome.                                          
Knights of Columbus … NO meetings in July & August … will resume in September.  Join the K of C ,1st  Sat. of the month, 6:30pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

God’s Blessing & Congratulations … an Open House to celebrate Emily Blacquiere’s 100th year, at St. Paul’s Parish Centre, Sunday, July 31st, 2:00pm – 4:30pm.  All are welcome.     Best wishes only!                                             
And to Agnes & Edward Laughlin as they celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary, today, July 24th!

French Missalette Order … those of you who ordered last August, your subscription expires at the end September.  For renewal or anyone else wishing to order this French Missalette through the Parish, saving you about $10, please do so at the Parish office no later than August 5th.  The English Missalette will be ordered later and you will be notified.

Carmelite Community … will celebrate one member making her temporary vows at Thursday evening’s Mass.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …  Cody Arsenault,  Diane Gallant, Albert McInnis, Ronald Albert, Una Clow, Patrick & Jean Doucette, Jenna Black, Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Rosalie/Roger Duguay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Tim Craig, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Arnold Power, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard,  Norma Lewis, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste,  Joseph Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Kolbe Library … St. Paul’s Parish Centre … back in operation.  Variety of books, DVD’s, etc.

Holy Family Ministries will be celebrating the feast of St. Maximillian Kolbe, Sunday, August 14, 1:30 – 4:30pm,  Kolbe Retreat Center, 4508 Route 12, Bayside.   Father Brad Sweet will provide a short presentation on St. Maximillian, patron saint of families, and a blessing on those present.  All welcome.  If you’re curious about Kolbe Retreat Center or the Holy Family Ministries family retreats, this is a great chance to take a look around. Washer toss, Bocce and other challenges.  Coffee/light refreshments. Bring a lawn chair.  Find directions at

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … suggested food items … pasta & sauce, pancake mix & syrup, miracle whip, canned ham/chicken, apple & orange juice.  It has been a very busy summer at the food bank and we struggle to keep the shelves full.  Thank you for your continued support!

What are we doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada … St. Paul’s CWL has available … on a table at the entrance of the Church … ‘Pornography Hurts Everyone’ postcards for parishioners to send to their Member of Parliament in Ottawa.  NO stamp required!  Please state your MP’s name with a question addressed to him, eg. … “What are you doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada?”  Sign your name, with your return address, indicating you want a response.  Thank you!

Family Retreats …  spend quality time  with other Catholic families. Thursday thru Sunday Retreats at Kolbe Retreat Center, Grand River.  $250 registration fee covers food/lodging  … Aug. 4-7, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28.  Visit   or  call 902-854-2719.

Feast Day of St. Anne & St. Joachim Pilgrimage … Friday, July 29th   … St. Anne’s Parish, Hope River will celebrate the Feast Day of our Blessed Virgin Mary’s parents … Mass, 10:30am following a pilgrimage walk.   9.5 km walk starts at Stella Maris Church parking lot 7:30am.  The 2.0km walk ,  8:45am at Stella Maris Church. K of C will provide maps, water, road crossing safety and return transportation. Rain will cancel walks only.   Info: Vernon Buote 902-963-2106.

Job Posting … Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator, Diocese of Charlottetown … part time position.  If interested in this ministerial role, contact Susan Nye- Brothers at  with your contact info as well as a brief note about why you responded to the posting.

St. Paul’s Youth Group … meets Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm, 2nd level of Parish Centre.  All youth, Grades 7 & up are welcome to attend.  Come and see.

SDU Scholarships and Bursaries …   SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and application forms are at

Connolly Estate Bursaries … available to 1st & 2nd year university students – residents of PEI, Roman Catholic, of Irish descent and who have a demonstrated financial need.  Due on/before August 31st.

Tradition of Mercy … Sunday, August 7,  St. Andrew’s Chapel, 2:00pm, commemorating the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  Reflection on Bishop Angus MacEachern who embodied the virtue of mercy. Sr. Mildred MacIsaac CSM will survey the many works of mercy by the Sisters of St. Martha.  Mary Boyd will explain the mission of the Organization for Dev.& Peace in promoting solidarity and social justice, and Pat Coady will describe the works carried on by Society of St.Vincent de Paul.  Donation. Lunch.

International Children’s Memorial Place … Old Fashioned Family Picnic … Sunday, July 31st, Scales Pond, Lower Freetown.  Open to the public.  Musical entertainment, fishing derby, petting zoo, games, etc.  Info:  Krista Silliker – 303-3094 or

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert … Sunday, July 24th … doors open 6:15pm, concert at 7:00pm.  Adults/$10   Cooperative Members/$8  Students/$4.  Singers Simon Daniel from NB & Ian Foster from NFLD/Labrador along with stepdancers Maria & Emily Arsenault with fiddler Kendra MacGillvray and guests.

Borden-Carleton Seniors … annual cards tournament … Monday, July 25th, Gateway Arena, 1:30pm.  Bring a partner.  Prizes start at $100, many door prizes, 50/50 draw and lunch.  Admission is $7 each.

Tuesday Talk (in English)  The Step Dancing Tradition   Evangeline RegionAcadian Museum, July 26th, 7:30pm, with Hélène Arsenault Bergeron  presenting video clips/ photos from the last 50 years. Stepdancers as well.

St. Anthony’s Parish (Bloomfield) Picnic … Sunday, Aug. 7th , outdoor Mass, 11:00am, followed by Hot Roast Beef Dinner, 12:00N – 6:00pm.  Adults/$15   Children/$8  Food auction, entertainment, yard sale, Bingo, games, 50/50 etc.

Concert Paying Tribute … to Rita MacNeil, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline & Anne Murray  … S’side Presbyterian Church, August 1st, 7:30pm.  $10 tickets at the door.